Senge Tenzin Rinpoche

Duwang Konchok NorbuSenge Tenzin was born on 29th of January, 1981, in Purang, in the western part of Tibet. His father's name is Migmar and mother's name is Bute. From age 6 to 12, he went to the Purang primary school. In 1990, he was ordained by the great Drikung Kyagu yogi, Konchok Norbu, at Gongphur monastery. His ordination name was Konchok Chisang. In 1993, he escaped from Tibet and joined the Jangchub Ling monastery, the central Institute of Drikung Kagyu Order, northern India. He studied for three years, mainly in Buddhist philosophy, Tibetan and English languages and memorized recitation texts. In addition, he received teaching from living masters of Drikung Kagyu Order, in Buddhist scriptures, tantric practices, initiations and empowerments.

Senge Tenzin RinpocheIn 1994, on 15th of the first Tibetan month, Senge Tenzin was formally recognized as the reincarnation of the great Druptop (mahasiddha, or highly realized being) Senge Yeshi by His Holiness the Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang Rinpoche. Senge Yeshi was an awaked Yogi and was a close disciple of Kyobpa Jigten Sumgon, the founder of the Drikung Kagyu Order. His reincarnations have earned the title Limi Tulku, (the reincarnation of Limi).

Senge Tenzin RinpocheBetween 1996 and 1999, under the guidance of the retreat master Druptop Yeshi, Senge Rinpoche stayed in a three year retreat, practicing "Four Preliminary Practices", "Fivefold Path of Mahamudra" and "Six Yoga of Naropa". This retreat system is a unique Kagyu tradition of Tibetan Buddhism and was funded by Drikung Kagyu Institute and His Holiness Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang Rinpoche. Click here to read detailed life story of Senge Rinpoche.

In 2000, Senge Rinpoche went on a pilgrimage to the sacred Shel-Re-Drugda (Crystal Mountain) in the Dolpo, northeast Nepal. It is known that Druptop Senge Yeshi christened the Shel-Re-Drugda as the residence of the Dechog deity. The visit was advised and supported by His Holiness Drikung Chetsang Rinpoche.

Since 2001, Senge has been running two Dharma centres in Taiwan. He also studies Chinese language.

Dharma Centre in Taiwan

In 2003, Senge Tenzin Rinpoche visited Limi. It was the first reunion in his life time. Teachings and celebration kept going for three weeks. See the photos of Senge Tenzin Rinpoche and Limi people.

The monasteries of Senge Rinpoche

Senge Rinpoche has five monasteries, which were taken care of by his previous reincarnations. Now, it is his turn to maintain, develop the monasteries, educate the monks and accommodate the spiritual needs of the villagers in Tibet and in Nepal.

So far, Senge Rinpoche has been providing a small scale support to the monasteries while he is undergoing his studies and running the two Dharma Centres in Taiwan. Senge Rinpoche wishes to take full responsibility for finding sustainable solutions for both the spiritual and financial requirements of his monasteries and people.

The monasteries, which Senge Tenzin Rinpoche is related:
- Gongphur monastery in Purang, western part of Tibet.
- The three monasteries of Limi northwestern Nepal
- Gomoche Monastery in Dolpo, northeast Nepal

The projects of Senge Rinpoche and the members of Kailashzone

Senge Rinpoche and Kailashzone have the following projects. We would like to request your contribution for our projects.
- A school project for the children of the remote Limi villagers
- Finding a sustainable financial solution for the monasteries of Limi.
- Sponsorship Opportunities.

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